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hello again,
thankyou for the quick responses. i got the info from my appliances. the water heater is a "direct vent water heater by American appl mfg corp" made in Santa Monica cal.  the model number was difficult to see but i believe it said RV 6-X. fridge is a domestic RM 2400 gas electric. it has pilot light controls on the inside of the camper. the only thing i can find about the heater a a customer thankyou letter from hydro flame corporation. the heater itself has suburban stamped into the cover. i found lighting cards for the furnace and fridge, but still cant get them to light. haven't tried water heater yet, stove works fine, but it looks newer,it is a holiday by Coleman. was wondering about the thermostat, where should it be set while lighting the pilot.

just a Little more info on us, i just finished college and am relocating my family from Lansing mi to Florida. we decided it would be fun to live in an rv for a while rather than a apartment while we get settled. haven't decided where yet, probably volusia county, i spent 5 years there before and know the area well. was wondering what mpg i might expect from the rv?(1971 aristrocraft gm 30 frame 350 engine, 350 trans) I'm not sure on the length, but it is a small rv. i have also heard horror stories about going through the mountains and construction. is there any truth to this? is  there an updated map with the best route to avoid construction?

thanks for everything, mike
 

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haven't tried water heater yet, stove works fine, but it looks newer,it is a holiday by Coleman. was wondering about the thermostat, where should it be set while lighting the pilot.
Usually the t-stat is irrelevent for lighting the pilot.  There may be a "Pilot" position on a gas valve near the pilot itself, though. American heaters are used in only a few Rvs, but they do have a web site and say there is technical assistance and manuals available. American Water Heaters


haven't decided where yet, probably volusia county
We have several members in or near Volusia county, so you can meet some of us and probably get some hands on help if needed.

was wondering what mpg i might expect from the rv?(1971 aristrocraft gm 30 frame 350 engine, 350 trans) I'm not sure on the length, but it is a small rv.
Not much. 1970's vintage vehicles got poor mileage under the best of circumstances and Rvs, even small ones, are heavy and non-aerodynamic.  Maybe 10 mpg if you are lucky, 6-8 if you are not.

i have also heard horror stories about going through the mountains and construction. is there any truth to this? is  there an updated map with the best route to avoid construction?

What route? Are we talking about I-75 here? If you Google the words I75 construction you will find lots of info on construction along that route, state by state.
 

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